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Eleazar orders in-depth probe into killing of 68-yr.-old lawyer

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Guillermo Lorenzo T Eleazar ordered Thursday (September 16) a...
Mayor Allan Rellon. File Photo by KB

Officials duty-bound to express people’s plaints vs. Nordeco

Elected government officials are duty-bound to articulate the legitimate sentiments of their constituents, according to...

Mayor Sara, Gatchalian inspect ongoing vaccination program

Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and Senator Sherwin Gatchalian inspected the second phase of the vaccination rollout...

Low enrolment result prompts 9 Davao private schools to close

The Department of Education (DepEd 11) on Friday said nine private schools have expressed intention...

Davao City contact tracing continues despite limited capacity for RT-PCR

The Davao City government carries out its contact tracing drive despite the limited capacity for...

House OKs bill resetting BARMM elections to 2025 on final reading

The House of Representatives on Wednesday unanimously approved on third reading a bill seeking to...

EO on vaccination for city gov’t employees issued

The passage of the Executive Order (EO) No. 45 strengthens Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio’s recent order...

DOH 11 procures additional oxygen supply

The Department of Health 11 (DTI 11) assured the people in Davao Region of sufficient...

DepEd 11 close to hitting 100 percent target number of student attendance

The regional office of the Department of Education (DepEd 11) on Wednesday said it is...

11 captured NPA in Bukidnon found positive of COVID-19

RT-PCR swabs and antigen tests conducted on the 11 New People’s Army rebels captured by...

THE ECONOMY

PROPERTY

Aeon Towers launches early move-in promo

Aeon Luxe Properties, Inc. Sales Admin Manager Luis Dollesin welcomes new homeowner in a ceremonial turnover event held at Club Aeon, Aeon Towers on...

VANTAGE POINTS

THINK ON THESE: Quitters never win

When I started my career as a writer, I received a lot of rejection slips (which most aspiring writers these days don’t experience anymore). But it didn’t deter me to keep submitting features and articles to publications with a minute hope that one or two of them would be published.

FAST BACKWARD: Demythologizing Datu Bago (4)

Animosity between the Moros and the tribes of Davao date back to the pre-Oyanguren period. Exaction of tribute, extortion, and threat were among the...

EDITORIAL: Busy, buzzy bee

Senator Manny Pacquiao's libel charges against evangelist Pastor Apollo Quiboloy is just the latest of the famous boxing superstar-turned lawmaker's "busy" journey in his political life these days. The charges stemmed from the controversial P3.5-billion fund for the Sarangani Sports Training Center. Pacquiao filed a P100-million libel and cyber libel cases on Tuesday against Quiboloy, who questioned the boxer’s alleged misuse of the funds. The 13-page complaint filed before the Makati Prosecutor's Office calls for Quiboloy to...

HEALTH

HEALTH: Portrait of a Covid-19 survivor

Dr. Teofredo “Doc Ted” Esguerra, an advisory council member at the International Disaster Response Network, and I have four things in common.   We were both born in Bansalan, now a first-class municipality of Davao del Sur.   We were both recipients of Outstanding Bansaleño Award, given to...

ENVIRONMENT

ENVIRONMENT: When the wells run dry

English author Thomas Fuller once wrote: “We only learn the value of a glass of water when the wells run dry.” Fuller may have written the statement in the 1700s yet but it is still very apt today. This is particularly true in Bansalan, Davao...

AGRI TRENDS

AGRITRENDS: Bamboo can curb soil erosion

Dario, who grew up in Davao City, was in his late 20s when he moved to barangay Kinuskusan in Bansalan, Davao del Sur. This was after he married Maricel, whom he met in a department store where they were both working. Starting as a new...

FEATURES

COVID caught me – Lessons on death and life

You hear those stories on the news, read them on your feed…you never really actually think it will hit you. But it did! Three words came out of my doctor husband’s lips…Oh my God... We were both looking at my swab result. I looked away and...

BIGGER PICTURE

BIGGER PICTURE: Tales of Covid-19 survivors

As of August 17, the Philippines has 1,755,846 cases of COVID-19. Some 1,618,808 have recovered but 30,366 people have died. Most of those who died were ordinary people but there were some celebrities like...

IN PICTURES

LIFESTYLE

URBANISSIMO

Urbanissimo: All for mom at Seda Abreeza

In celebration of Mother’s Day and in honor of Moms serving in the frontlines in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, Seda Abreeza is holding a Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at its all-day-dining restaurant, Misto on May 9. Available from 10am to 1pm, the Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet features Misto’s signature Roasted Angus Beef Shortplate...

MAYA ON THE BLOCK

Dabawenyo creativity spells resiliency

Drive or walk around the city and you will find a range of shutdown businesses -- from restaurants to retail stores, hotels, and real estate companies. The list goes on and on. While some establishments ceased operations, others are not giving up. Instead, they’re testing out new ideas to make sure they stay in business. Staying afloat...

COMPETITIVE EDGE

SPORTS

SPORTS KEN: Kasparov wows ‘em at Chess960

Garry Kimovich Kasparov (born April 13, 1963) is the 13th World classical chess champion from Azerbaijan who ruled the sport from 1984 until...

CLEAN SLATE: Beautiful sports facility in Marawi

While having lunch, my wife Marj was listening to a speech delivered by Senator Pia Cayetano answering allegations on the building of sports facilities...

Youtubers fighting boxers not good for the sport: Pacquiao

Eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao is not happy about the new twists in the world of prizefighting. The boxing legend is mindful of that oneymaking twist of boxing which is "easy to get paid for losing." His fighting career began that way as a 12-year-old boy by his own admission per Agustin Mojica of...

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